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obama and i both care about poor and middle-class fami families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good-paying job. >> worth noting, that's his first candidate-to-camera ad. this morning the obama campaign have another ad out hitting on the 47% comment. this is what it looks like. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000 a year $40,000 a year. romney paid just 14% last year on over $13 million in income. >> this is the second ad earring in seven states. note, he launched his first attack in ohio and it's not an accident. for months the obama campaign has been hammering romney there on his personal wealth, and those hits appear to be working. a new poll working. the quinnipiac poll showing a ten-point gap. yesterday, showing romney down 8. ohio has been a problem for romney since the primaries when of all t
, ohio, is so important both to president obama and mitt romney campaigning there this afternoon. and there's more of a backdrop than just the early autumn trees. a brand new quinnipiac/cbs "new york times" poll has the president a full ten points ahead of romney in ohio. 53% to 43%. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: joe, even though a new poll shows the president with a double digit lead in ohio, mr. obama continues to push hard in the state. it's a huge priority for the campaign according to a top aide. by our count the president has visited ohio at least 13 times so far this year. this time ahead of early voting, which by the w begins next tuesday. now, today the president was again selling his policies and his record in a state he says has benefitted from the auto bailout. he talked about the thousands of jobs created but also hit china and went after his gop opponent. >> he's been talking tough on china. he says he's going to take the fight to them. he's going to go after these cheaters. and i've got to admit, that message is better tha
're both in ohio today, yesterday obama and romney rivalled the muppets and triedo take manhattan. they jammed as much as they could during competingisits to the big apple, a whirlwind day mediaappearans. as tis them either physically in new york or on the tv. >> i'm just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys. >> the two traded few actual bas. instead they did more subtle keheid end the serious issue education and even less serious topics like who could best suck up to the former president, bill clinton. their sharpest and most substantive change was on iran. united nations, the president appeared to draw a real line in the sand on anff t bu a nuclear weapon. >> so let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe this is sll time and space to do so. but that time is not limited. make no mistake. a nuclear iran is a challenge that can be containe ut the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfied romney. >> we can look at the record of the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer
obama, by the way, barack obama scored mid left in both polls. >> interesting. i mean maybe not for people today because he obviously is very popular certainly with democrats, but for historians to choose a living president. >> they chose him as number ten of the 20. they put him at the bottom of the list just below ronald reagan. but it is interesting. the popular people put him in the middle of achievements. it was one of the top ten in the country, so they excluded george w. bush. to my regret they excluded george herbert walker bush who i personally thing they deserved more credit than they got. the popular vote excluded woodrow wilson. woodrow wilson charted american history for the next years. >> what do you make of the breakdown if you look at the list that's used democratic. out of ten, only three are republicans. >> yeah. i mean the people, four were republicans, but wi biand large you have to look at who the republicans are. you've about got warren harding who was always drunk and making love in a closet. corrupt. you've got herbert hoover, decent made who made a s
i've seen. >> reporter: in his new ad, romney looks right at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: barack obama was in ohio, too, talking less about his record and more about romney. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as a bunch of victims. >> reporter: the auto bailout helps the president here. ohio unemployment is 7.2%. better than most states. >> i need you to register to vote. i need you to start voting. six days from now on october 2nd. >> reporter: early voting, they started last friday in south dakota. and voting in the first battleground state starts tomorrow, that's iowa. so weeks before november 6th. the actual election is beginning. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> iranian president ahmadinejad addressed the united nations today, but u.s. diplomats were not there to hear him. they boycotted that speech, in part because this is yom kippur the holiest day on the jewish calendar. danielle lee has more on the
. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things bter for them. haneo are on n welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> when mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling thr we, hettd millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000, $45,000 a year. romney paid 14% on taxes in over $13 million in income. >>> ben, all along people say the road to pennsylvania avenue goes through oo a your campgn rortey sees this as game over. that is for mitt romney because of the new polling that's out today, putting president ahead by ten points. a lot of people, though, would say that those polls could be wrong and inflated. but what are you doing to make sure ohio stays as a strength let me be clear from the beginning. we're running like we're ten points behind. we don't have roseolored glasses on here. the reaction is there's a reaction across the state. it provided context behind the he w o hard-working people who have worked their entire
also has politicians from both parties agreeing on one thing. president obama and the romney camp both had something to zayed. the president tweeted out this, "nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs lockout is resolved soon." but it was romney's running mate and packers fan paul ryan who had the strongest words. >> it is time to get the real re refs. and you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> and republican wisconsin senator scott walker tweeted a call to get the unionized refs back to work. walker is famous for his crackdown of unions in his state. he responded by saying this is not a union issue. >>> the redskins coach wallet is a little lighter this morning. the league is fining offensive coordinator kyle shanahan $25,000. he was not happy with a ref's call and was given an unsportsmanlike penalty for berating the refs. he then chased them off the field and into the tunnel. >>> we know madonna is no stranger to controversy, but her latest comments' the verizon center could affect the presidentia
, running looks right at -- running looks right at voters. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle- class americans. >> i do not believe we can get very far with leaders to write off half the nation as a bunch of victim's. >> the auto bailout helps the president here. >> i need you to register to vote. i need you to start voting six days from now on october 2. >> early voting. in started last friday in south dakota. and the first voting in a battleground state starts tomorrow, in iowa. the election is beginning weeks before november 6. wbal-tv 11 news. >> and 11 years as continuing coverage of commitment 2012 on our website -- wbaltv.com. be sure to click on "politics." >> the new england patriots coach will have to fork over millions for his treatment of the referee in the ravens game. i am sure you remember. he grabbed the official's arm in anger. the lead and referee is unions are meeting and say they are, yes, clothes, to wrapping up the lockout. for other redskins have also been fined for their conduct toward officials. meanwhile, controversial tweets taunting the r
. gaining ground in ohio has been a focus of both campaigns this week. president obama releasing a new ad there and romney holding e.icntout if you want to sound smart, tell your friends mitt romney has outpaced president obama's fund-raising efforts in the state of ohio. over $6 million donations have gone to mitt romney, but as we showedou in theollhis in ry tiny ten points now at least according to this poll in ohio. let's gather around the wat cooler to watch ann romney sitting do with jay leno. mrs. romney shared some secrets of her 43 year marriage to mitt, n wth an estimated quarter of a billion dollars. ? would you say he's frugal or cheap? >> cheap. >> cheap? really? >> yeah. do youant to know what he does when we leave the house? ynoae- off the hotater e turns off the hot water heat sner. >> when we come back, he forgets that he's got to tn the hot water heat other and he says cold showers are not that bad. >> talk about the significance of if he gets elected being t first mormonpresent. >> w yknow love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that that means
in ohio. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> reporter: ohio begins early voting next week. the survey shows romney does best among most likely voters on handling the federal budget deficit. at the white house danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> thank you. this is literally just into the 9 news now newsroom. we hear mitt romney will be in springfield, virginia, tomorrow campaigning in that key swing state. >>> two events tonight involving the deaths of two high school students in prince george's county. at 6:00 there will be a community walk at oak creek west community park. investigators will pass out flyers. they're trying to find out more information about the death of amber stanley who was killed last month in her kettering home. then at 7:00 another meeting at central high school regarding the murder of marckel ross. ross was shot walking to school september 11th. police will answer questions about that investigation. >>> one minute you're in the living room with the dog
it because that add news people and has an impact. i have seen both obama and romney suddenly tweaked or change language, or drop language that were called out by fact checkers because ultimately there was a decision that are that it doesn't really mean that much to us if we fix this. it will get less greece if we just tweak it a bit or change it on the margins. but the key thing that moves voters such as he apologizes for america, or obama with a ridiculous thing about the savings from the wars, which he says, and the same breath criticizes george w. bush for running wars on the credit card, he will say those like almost 1 cents after another without any since he is contradicting himself. there is polling there that says that's an effective line. it moves voters eric so it doesn't matter what the actual facts are. so that's, that's when -- >> i think fact checkers come to this with their own sets of thoughts and ideas and backgrounds. and any since he is trying to redefine what a fact is. pretty saying there are no objective facts, that it's just someone else's opinion about what we
.com. >>> at the same time we are getting this information regarding the libya investigation, both president obama and governor romney are out on the campaign trail in the crucial swing state of ohio. the president's in bowling green, ohio, governor romney's in bedford heights. there's a lot going on in this election. now with respect to foreign policy as well as domestic policy. we're going to be monitoring both of these events. as any news is made, we will bring it to you and, of course, you can watch the remarks streaming live at foxnews.com. we'll bring you a report next hour on what the two men said. >>> well, there are new developments in the facebook ban of a book written by a frequent guest of "america live" who you will know. we'll show you what the social networking site is now saying for itself after it said no to a conservative author's book. >>> plus, there's breaking news today about the nfl crisis that has become so controversial, even i know about it. [laughter] it is the number one story in the country, actually, nfl hall of famer fran tarkenton will join us live to put this persp
are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is, my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle class. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message, because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. >> we don't usually play whole ads but this one makes it very clear, karen, that this is the kind of ad that you see from candidates who are really in trouble and trying to reconnect to voters and he clearly knows that he has a problem on that connection, that personal connection. >> yes. if he hadn't entitled his book "no apologies" there might be an apology in that ad for those comments. but the reason that he has a problem with an ad like this in a place like ohio, is that it is a state that has, in fact, seen some econo
in the cut line that both romney and president obama addressed the conference, but avoided directly attacking each other. more from the papers and the speeches, but we want to hear from you now. angelica, republican line. caller: i am in full support of president obama. i like the way he handles foreign policy, he is measured and careful of what he says. when i look at mr. romney, i am so sick and tired of the fear and warmongering and am afraid that he would start another military conflict in the middle east. as a voter, on that topic alone, president obama has my vote, because i do not believe that we and the world can afford another military conflict on this planet. thank you for allowing me to talk this morning. have a good day. host: thank you for your comments this morning. round rock, texas. caller: i agree with the republican that just called in, i also support the president as far as foreign affairs go. mr. romney used to belong to a chinese organization, it was an oil conglomerate. they were supporting iran. in 2011, mr. romney separated himself from these chinese oil conglomerate.
? >> a new poll shows president obama ahead of mitt romney by double digits. they both will be campaigning in the same part of the state today. to theomney's bus tour final stop in a key state. republicans hope to have an opportunity to turn the tide to show romney is the better choice for the economy. >> he had no better idea. it was a repeat of what he said four years ago. >> it may be a tough sell where many workers like the president's bailout of the auto industry. democrats keep up their attack. >> they act like the recession fell from the sky. whoa. "how did this happen?" >> the president was shift gears -- the president will shift gears. we have been talking about other signs the economy is going in the right direction. housing prices are up in some of the biggest cities. >> president obama is pulling light in ohio. what about other states -- president obama is pulling ahead in ohio. >> we're talking about florida. president obama is ahead of mitt romney 53-54. obama up by 12 in pennsylvania. >> hallie jackson, thank you. >> with just a handful of games left in the regular season, t
for romney. strategists for both parties in florida agree obama is ahead in the state and the battle over met care is helping make inroads with seniors. as nancy reported, the president is doing better with blue collar white voters in ohio and doing better on the economy of the economy. it's whaepg is mitt romney is having to play defense with his own voting group. the time he has to spend shoring them up is time he's not spending getting swing voters. >> pelley: john, polls that are taken about this point in september sometimes predict the winner and sometimes they don't. in 2008, we had obama over mccain at about this point, but in the year 2000, we had gore over bush about this point. how predict i.v. are these polls six weeks out. >> reporter: if we go all the way back to 1952, eisenhower's first election, the vast majority of the time the candidates who was ahead of the polls ended up winning in the end. presidents john kennedy, ronald reagan, and george w. bush were all tied or behind, scott, and they pulled it out in the end. >> pelley: as in politics, things can change pretty quickly
's out now and targeting the middle class and those voters. take a look. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should mention compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. >> all right. so michael, just because he uses the word compassion over and over again in an ad maybe doesn't mean he has the compassion and trying to show some here. with early voting in ohio starting next week, is it too late for an ad like this and to to try to bring up a narrative like this after down playing 47% of the country? >> you know, thomas, when mr. halperin write "game change" the sequel, that will have a chapter. that was a critical -- >> half the movie's already shot, michael. they can go straight to the tape. >> the next opportunity that he has to turn this around is a week from tonight and i'm agreeing with governor rendell that he needs to win that debate and if he doesn't win that debate it be
they can't -- it's -- the margs inhese stasre s t they need both obama to go down as they're going up. >> all right, mike. and apparently you've been deputized by "sports illustrated." you're here to reveal the new cover of "sports illustrated." >> what? >> there's a lot of goo news, good buzz inside the beltway. it's on the cover of "sports illustrated" this week. they're calling washington/baltimore america's unlikely new sports capital. seth davis, lanny son is writing in "sports illustrated" abo the beltway as the new spos surpower. we have the washington nationals tied with the reds for the best team in baseball. we have great hope for the redskins with this quarterback, rg3 which "spos illustrated" i hope he's better than that. >> yeah. it's definitely a moment. i can tell you as a yankee fan, the orioles are frightening at this point. >> aren't they something? >>ike allen, thanks so much. >> have a good week. >> a point of personal privile here. >> please. >> i want to hear about one story today and one story only. and i want to know what's going on in kansas. mika, do we have
the outcome of their football team? this is unbelievable their reversal on this. president obama tweeted today. nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs lock out is settled soon. i have to be fair about this. it would have been nice to see that tweet about the chicago public school teachers. the story is about more than just a blown call. it's about labor. this is an issue that strikes at the very core of what we do with workers in this country. the broad republican philosophy is to do what? eliminate the unions to get cheap workers, go right to the bottom line. this is what the nfl is doing right now. they are getting what they paid for. even after last night's blown call, the nfl is holding firm against the refs. the main sticking point is job security. nfl owners want to be able to fire these refs whenever they want to. the same thing is playing out where? with the chicago public school teachers. if you're not good, we're going to get rid of you. we don't need football. in the scheme of things, as far as other workers are concerned who are far more important, it's pretty important
said president obama has gained significant ground over mitt romney in ohio, pennsylvania and florida. we have more on this. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. both are scrambling for support in those potentially make-or-break states. today honing in on ohio. by bus or by plane for mitt romney and paul ryan this election could come down to one state. >> o.h. o.h.! works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing states shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up 10 points in the buckeye state, he had a six point lead before the convention. >> ohio we tried what they are selling. it didn't work, we don't like it, we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president has a nine point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign. with pr
. both campaigns spent more here than any other state. president obama and his allies have spent nearly $48 million on ads in the state since may 1st. romney is not far behind. he and the super p.a.c.s supporting him have pumped in nearly 43 million. >> how can people say they want four more years of president obama. we can't afford four more years of president obama. >> reporter: romney has been trying to make the case he'll do a better job with the economy but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion he did to at any timed minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has be
's to be expected that both sides are going to do what they can. you have three polls facing the romney team that they're trying to discredit in multiple ways. i think there's got to be some truth. president obama is up pretty substantially in a number of polls. women voters critically important. i think it puts the gop in a tough spot because here you have a guy who's defending the concept of legitimate rain or forceable rape as part of the that puts the party on defense when it comes to women voter vo. >> karen, think back. when you saw the latest poll up by ten points, are you smiling from ear to ear or what? >> you know what? i'm going tell you something. when i was at the dnc then and now i would be very concerned simile because you can't take anything for granted. i'm concern thad the president be outside of the margin of error in terms of his lead because i don't underestimate karl rove to steal the election. the tay party vote challenging students in ohio simile because they didn't put their dorm room number on their registrations. those kids are being subpoenaed to go to court. thos
have reported, president obama and governor romney are both campaigning in ohio today. and with early voting an option in dozen of states this year many americans could cast their ballots before the presidential debates even begin. shannon bream is live in washington tonight. what's the thinking about who stands to gain from this early voting, shannon? >> well, shepard, the president dominated in early voting in 2000 2008. it wasn't even close. political experts like michael mcdonald who is a professor at george mason thinks it's going to be a whole lot closer this time around in 2012. >> republicans are more enthused than in 2008. so that's -- there will be motivation among republicans to vote. plus, we have a romney campaign that's investing in early voting much more so than the mccain campaign did in 2008. >> by the way, in the last presidential election, some 400,000 early mail-in ballots were thrown out. mostly for is he simple mistakes things like postage and forgetting to sign it mail-in ballots do tend to skew more toward g.o.p. voters. shep? >> shepard: first debate a week fr
's an ohio that hold canada campaigning today. president obama's spoke at the united nations and both candid spoke separately of the clinton global initiative in the work. >>> a nuclear arms for ron is not a challenge shechem be contained. it would threaten the elimination of israel the security of both nations and the stability of the global economy. >>> a lot of americans including myself are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. >>> both candidates are expected to focus on the hot-button issue among voters the state of the economy. >>> running president is said to address the u.n. assembly today. on watt and this have been in the assembly all week long. >>> americans have repeatedly said that a dealer rally in government must change. changes behavior. sure but after all the what does that mean? him one country based on their own solo opinion the side and establish a road on for another country an
report" we show you both candidates in the buckeye state. president obama trying to shore up a constituencies, young voters with trips to bolling green state and kent state university. mitt romney had ohio star power with him. golfing legend jack nicklaus was on hand. at this hour he's attending a rally in toledo. amessed to the united nations general assembly his country is threatened by uncivilized zionist, reference to israel concern over their nuclear program. and p obama acknowledged the deadly assault in libya was terrorism but he did it to the press secretary jay carney. republican lawmakers want answers. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00. now have back to new york and "the five." ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: senator harry reid lost his marbles? listen to the senate majority leader call romney's mormonism in question. >> there are a lot of members of the lds church, latter day-saints church. they understand that he is not the face of mormonism. >> eric: but he is no stranger to outrageous claims. >> the word is out he hasn't paid any taxes for ten years. let
see during a commercial break. both campaigns spent more here than any other state. president obama and his allies have spent nearly $48 million on ads in the state since may 1. romney is not far behind. he and the super pack supporting him have pumped in nearly $43 million. >> how in the world can people say they want four more years of president obama? we can't afford four more years of president obama. >> reporter: romney has been trying to make the case ledo a better job with the economy but in all three states the poll shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but it leads to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category. voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> making news now at 5:52, protests are intensifying in spain as government leaders are set to announce a new round of austerity measures tomorrow. last night demonstrations got so heated, police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. protesters are upset over cuts
, with the topic itself or the time. and the question to both of you is, president obama was criticized for his huge until that comment. over how much credit we deserve in america. that's what we want to discuss for the next eight or nine minutes. you cannot, i want to give each one minute and i encourage you to share ideas and talk about it. ms. laura ann mclane kuster, wel start with you. >> well, i absolutely believe that it is the private sector to create jobs. i have been in the private sector for the last 25 years and since the last campaign, i have created my own business that we have found strategy for nonprofit fundraising. but i believe that the government does create an environment for businesses to grow. that is what tax policy is all about. the tax breaks that congressman charlie bass has voted for her, it was encouraging the production of fossil fuels and energy. i believe that what we need to do is give incentives, such as growing the economy here at home and the incentive for shipping jobs overseas. i think we need to end the uncertainty and it flows from the deficit. we have to
and the battle for the buckeye state. president obama, mitt romney both campaigning there today. look at the poll from cbs and the "new york times." >> showing in ohio now the president has a 10-point lead over mitt romney among likely voters. 53% to 45%. that number's going to jump off the screen for a lot of people in this country. ohio, 18 electoral votes, seventh highest in the nation and again no republican has ever won the white house without winning that number. >> how many times have we said that? >> say it every time. >> jim acosta has that stitched into his t-shirts. hi, jim. traveling with mitt romney from ohio. >> reporter: that's how that. good morning. i think mitt romney has also heard that once or twice. thanks to john berman for bringing that up again. rolling up on a mitt romney event getting started in a few moments in westerville, ohio, outside of columbus. mitt romney goes then up to the northern part of the state, hit the cleveland area and toledo later on this evening. we tried to talk to mitt romney about the struggles he's having here in ohio before the poll came out this
of muscling on both sides. i think it affected his relationship with barack obama for the first few years of his presidency, but i think now that they've sorted things out between themselves and i think he said, look, he loves being center stage. the clinton global initiative is huge. it's attended by almost as many world leaders as the u.n. general assembly. you have a guy who really isn't president but for all intents and purposes is a very influential world leader. somebody said to me, who needs who more? does barack obama need bill clinton more or does bill clinton need barack obama more? i think they need each other. bill clinton, the inflew enser. i think for barack obama there's no more effective, articulate defender of his right to be re-elected right now than bill clinton. >> okay. >> so along the same lines is a new poll, quinnipiac, "new york times" poll that shows mr. obama is up by 10 points in the state of ohio over mitt romney. is that for the efforts of obama's great campaigning or does it have more to do with bill clinton and that widely admired speech he gave at the dnc?
states where president obama has a growing lead. >> the president and romney both will be in this state all days crossing the state. they even have rallies scheduled at the exact same time. >> ohio does decide this election. >> monday night's ending is still a hot topic. >> the great referee replacement experiment morphing out of control after week three. >> our players know that the workplace today is less safe than it was with the official. >>> singer andy williams has died from bladder cancer. >>> an american telling a frightening story of surviving an avalanche in the him lay yas. >>> last time i had a conversation with you you went to the united nations and made an inflammatory speech. >> the president of mahmoud ahmadinejad. he hates jewish people, he hates gay people. well, he's come to the right place. >>> i'm chary rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. new polls show president obama pulling ahead of governor mitt romney in three important battleground states. >>> one of them is ohio. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in westerville just outside of columbus. >> re
.j. lang got fed by the refs. even president obama tweeted. nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the revs lockout is settled soon. this is after a disputed field goal gave the baltimore ravens a one point win over the new england patriots and a series of botched calls and misapplied rules that have driven coaches, players, and fans crazy. all this because of a labor dispute between the nfl and its regular referees that began when the league locked out the refs in june. >> reporter: the referees want more money asking more than the nfl's offer to increase the salaries from $149,000 a year to $189,000. compare that to the median nfl players salary, $770,000 a year. it's important to remember the average nfl playing career is only 3.5 years and most of the refs have other careers so these aren'tful-time jobs for them. >> reporter: the nfl wants to make the refs full time and to add more refs so the average referee would make less money. they want to move them to from a pension system to a 401k. but in the context of a business that brings in $9.5 billion a year, seems solvable. red
in his new appeal to the middle class. >> president obama and i both care abouter poor and middle class families the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> he goes on to say his policies would create 12 million jobs over the next four years. but in fact checkers say those jobs would happen no matter who is president. americans for job security is out warning voters in six swing states about the consequences of reelecting the president. and with todd akin officially staying in the race claire mccaskill is gearing up her campaign attacking his legitimate rape marks. and we have to show you thissed a from new hampshire libertarian party. the ad shows him taking on a horde of democrat and republican zombies and yelling we are not a mindless society. he does star in theed a but his campaign didn't pay for or produce the spot. more bill after the break. stay with us. ♪ trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can
the states are following them. it wasn't just hispanics. it was socially liberal white women and obama today, 56 of 58%. >> i will just say abortion is a height tension issue on both sides of the debate. important to keep in mind. >> things like planned parenthood. planned parenthood which every republican presidential nominee in bourse -- endorsed. i agree. abortion is what it is. you do have this divide, but i think other elements came in in a way that had not previously and all this is allowing obama told his vote among those women. >> you don't actually have soft dollar donations going to the party. you have democrats as republicans did in the 70's him of posting the first wave of regulation have to rely more on upper-middle-class donors. that shapes the issue about the campaign. >> immigration is not an issue that is the core base republican conservative issue. there is a sizable but minority group within the party who cares very deeply about it. why has it become a position of the party now when, in fact a mother is such a huge and growing voter block from it is an important issue. >>
's politics. just yterday at the clinton global itiative, both caidat appdhor president bill clinton. you often hear president obama talking about lincoln, mitt romney talking about ronald reagan, and now "newsweek" is out with a list of the ten best presidents since 1900. sir harold evans w is author offaus "the american century" has a tribute. it's a ploesh to have you here. >> thank you, madam. >> you gaekted together ten distinguished historians. what was the criteria? >> the cteriasha k o active presidents were they. it's very interesting. the historians, all -- every single one of them chose franklin roosevelt as number one. >> why? >> best predent since theodore roosevelt in the beginning of the century. if you ask tm why he did th asivnd effective, those two things. and he had a sense of america's ideal of itself. so they took those creria. they didn't know what the others were doing. they all voted a it's interesting the top three -- around the table and discussing this. >> no, no. it was all in isolation. they locked them in a room with an ice pack and 5,000 volumes of their own
for minority voters. >> it seems like it's not totally insane. >> if it goes up in 28 and obama goes up to 81 or 82, both in the possibility, the number becomes vanishingly smaller. it's like 37%. i think for a lot of people that's going to be a big adjustment, like what it means to be in the country. obama is the first winner no one had ever done that before. his issue for democrats because a wedding only 40% of ways, but the idea is kind of a moment, a wake-up call for the country living in a different place than many of us grew up, especially the baby boomers which is an overwhelming the white generation. >> i can't remember the national journal talked about the majority of the democratic caucus in 2013 will be either women or minorities. and so, if obama wins for such a small share of the white vote and you have the majority caucus it enforces how different the democratic party would be in the long run and in the short run that will cause a lot of anxiety and stress among certain groups of white voters. >> let me ask you one more question from the audience, but i can't resist since you ar
. >> reporter: tuesday the chief candidates both made whirlwind visits to new york city. president obama aaddressed the u.n. general assembly addressing iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. >> a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> reporter: those strong words didn't satisfy romney. >> we can look at the record the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: and both candidates tried to one up each other in praising bill clinton at the former president's global conference on global giving. romney joked about the clinton bounce in obama's polls after the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it's that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i have to do is wait for that bounce to happen in a couple of minutes days. >> your very kind introduction, i have to admit i really did like the speech a few weeks ago a little bit better. >> reporter: a couple of new polls, by the way, out this morning in the
the lives of those that are in harm's way. >> president obama and jean chretien both supported the budget control act. did they make a mistake. kuster: congress is broken and the american people know that. it's the lowest approval rating in the fiscal cliff. people are not taking the deficit seriously and they are kicking the can down the road and creating the crisis conditions to make common sense solutions. >> ms. kuster did president shaheen make a mistake by signing on to this? kuster: at the time people thought would work but they needed to sit down and work since then and the reality is speaker boehner has refused to sit down and actually have meaningful discussions and negotiations that would get us where we need to be and this particular congress we have been in the crisis mode every single week. >> moderator: all right, go ahead. >> obviously you want a contract to continue to bae where in the defense budget would you cut? bass: first of all, i can't believe you would have voted against the budget control act any responsible legislature. we all have our own views. i believe that
set. he's a failure, the family income has gone down $4,000 in 3 1/2 years under obama compared to $2,000 under george w. in eight years. >> because of that family income, that's not a made up number, that's a government number. i think both of these guys should be looking for permanent middle class tax cuts. permanent middle class tax cuts so that take-home pay will go up. i'll give you the last word. >> i found myself strangely agreeing with your plan to cut the middle class and take away the deductions and keep tax rates for people who make a lot of money like you and i fairly high. i think that makes abundant good sense. but we're forgetting one thing. the biggest challenge may be even more than anything is our debt and our deficit. and i think with governor romney and paul ryan figured out was they can't give $5 trillion worth of tax cuts and still eat into the deficit, which i think is our biggest national problem. >> i think -- >> you're right. he might be able to do it. he might be able to do it if they did your plan. >> i'm telling you. you know, you were a good tax break gov
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